All the numbers at Sporting Affair/Chopper Dropper 2013 last March added up to a good time and great fundraising. Exactly 2,000 golf balls dropped from the helicopter at a ticket price of $100 per ball; 156 golfers played with a first-place team score of 58; the grand prize of $50,000 went to the ticket-holder of ball #0844; and 17 lucky winners had reason to smile. The total? $480,000 raised for 504 student-athletes.
PHOTO: Josh Baker at center takes the grand prize. Pictured at left is Matt Kilcullen, assistant vice president, athletic fundraising; at right is Bill Jurgens, director of athletics.